- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Audience members may recognize her name as part of the Wainwright legacy in pop and folk music. And Sloan Wainright (above) — sister of Loudon Wainwright III, and aunt to Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and Lucy Wainwright Roche of The Roches — has plans to thrill the next Flagpole Radio Café audience with her clever and highly personal songwriting and huge contralto voice. She will be supported by longtime friend and guitarist Steven Murphy, and Newtown-based vocalist and percussionist Cadence Carroll (below) at the February 8 show.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
Flagpole Radio Café will continue its sixth season with a performance by Sloan Wainwright on Saturday, February 8. The show will begin at 7 pm at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Flagpole Radio Café will continue its sixth season on Saturday, December 7, with Grammy Award-winning Tom Chapin returning as special guest.
Tickets are $20 — a holiday special — and on sale now at www.flagpoleproductions.org. The show will begin at 7 pm at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown.
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Flagpole Radio Café will continues its sixth season with a performance this weekend by the innovative jazz guitarist Michael Coppola.
While Saturday’s performance will begin at 7 pm, Mr Coppola and luthier James DeCava will hold a guitar workshop in Edmond Town Hall’s Alexandria Room at 6 pm.
- Monday, October 21, 2013
Flagpole Radio Café will continue its sixth season on Saturday, November 9, with special guest Michael Coppola.
The show will begin at 7 pm at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students and senior citizens, and are on sale at www.flagpoleproductions.org.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Deborah Henson-Conant, who headlined Flagpole Radio Café in February 2012, will return to the stage of Edmond Town Hall Theatre to open the sixth season of the radio-style variety shows on September 28.
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Beginning Friday, July 19, local public broadcasting stations will air a one hour PBS special called “Concert for Newtown,” a community event that brought together the people of Newtown in song, spirit and common purpose in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Toe-tapping and touching music, humor cornball and otherwise filled Edmond Town Hall Theatre Saturday evening, May 18, as The Flagpole Radio Café returned to the stage for the first time in a year to a warm and receptive audience.
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
UPDATE (May 14): Flagpole Radio Cafe Co-Producer Martin Blanco has announced that Christine Lavin will preside over a knitting circle at 6 pm May 18, before the show. “Be sure to bring your needles. Participation is free and open to anyone with a ticket to the subsequent performance,” said Mr Blanco.
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- Friday, May 3, 2013
The Flagpole Radio Café will return to the Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, May 18, marking the first presentation in nearly a year.
The Flagpole Radio Café is an engaging show created by Jim Allyn, Martin Blanco, and Barbara Gaines in conjunction with Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. It features music by Jim Allyn and The Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for the show; and radio-style comedy sketches by The Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.